Summit Speakers 

Ciaran Martin, Professor of Practice, Oxford University and former chief executive of UK National Cyber Security Centre

Ciaran founded the UK’s world-leading National Cyber Security Centre as its first CEO.  Ciaran holds the position of Professor of Practice at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and is one of the leading global cyber security authorities.   

Ciaran is also a 23-year veteran of the UK Government, working directly with five Prime Ministers and a variety of senior Ministers from three political parties. He held senior positions at HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office, as well as GCHQ. He was head of the Cabinet Secretary’s Office and led the official negotiations that led to the agreed terms and rules for the Scottish independence referendum. 

Kate Monckton, 2021 Winner 'Australia's Most Outstanding Woman in IT Security' and Partner, Deloitte Cyber Risk Advisory

Kate came into cyber security and privacy from a pretty non-traditional background. Her degree is in German and Philosophy and she started her career in strategic sales and marketing consulting. But thanks to a series of fortunate events, she ended up in an industry she believes in, working with people who inspire her. Kate has worked for and with amazing global tech companies including Microsoft and Symantec and more recently spent over ten years in various senior cyber and privacy leadership roles at the National Broadband Network (NBN Co)In her current role as a Partner in the Deloitte cyber team she is the Technology, Media and Telco Sectors Lead and Sydney lead for Data and Privacy.  She is also the mum to two young children and feels passionately about driving and loudly supporting sustainable change that enables everyone to love what they do at work and at home.

Anna Aquilina, CISO, University of Technology Sydney

Anna has been working for over 25 years in a variety of roles, primarily with government and in national security/cyber security related areas. Her introduction to cybersecurity was in 2011 when she was in the Cyber Command in the Serious Organised Crime Agency (UK) as the UK started to take the cyber threat much more seriously. Those years were spent helping understand the cyber threat landscape more fully, engaging in disruption planning and activities and building up capability and capacity across the agencies. She has spent a considerable amount of time in intelligence agencies, law enforcement and other various bits of government in the UK and Australia, and is really enjoying the Higher Education sector which she joined February 2021 when she joined UTS as CISO

Raven David, Cybersecurity GRC Manager

A technologist people leader with 15 years’ experience in IT and Cyber. With tenures in retail, commercial, public sector, utility and more recently in education and research. Working in medium to large corporations 5K+ to 20K+ employees, with varying maturity levels and international presence. An active member of the ISACA, ISC2, PECB and Security, Influence and Trust organisations. Public speaker and ISACA certification committee member. Raven's passions are breaking down diversity barriers, influencing stakeholders to make the right decisions and providing a platform for aspiring individuals to become who they want to be in the industry. CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CRISC, ISO27001(LI), BSICT.

Ben Di Marco, Cyber Specialist, Willis Towers and Watson and Australian Computer and Law Society

Ben is a technology risk, insurance, data privacy, incident response and dispute resolution expert. He has managed major international cyber breaches and technology disputes working across Australia, Europe and the United States. Ben leads WTW’s cyber risk consulting, insurance, advisory and analytics services in Australia and New Zealand. His work focuses on helping clients understand their data security exposure, and tailoring resiliency and support solutions to match their needs. Ben is also the current vice president of the Australasian Society of Computers and Law and their Cyber Risk and Governance stream leader. 

Pascal Geenens, Director, Threat Intelligence, Radware

Pascal is the Director of Threat Intelligence for Radware and is responsible for the organisation's global threat intelligence program that aims at educating and informing about imminent and long-term threats. He helps execute the company's thought leadership on today's threat landscape, leveraging over 25 years of experience in different aspects of Information Security and Technology. Check out the latest recording of Radware’s Threat Researchers Live. When you can’t find him doing live updates here there any everywhere, Pascal likes to code and research new threats. He discovered BrickerBot, Demonbot, JenX and extensively researched Hajime and Mozi. Pascal holds an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Communication and Information Technology and is based in Belgium.

Nam Lam, Account Director, Sailpoint

Nam Lam is SailPoint’s Country Manager for Australia & New Zealand, responsible and accountable for the success of all customers. Since joining SailPoint in 2017, Nam has had firsthand experience working with customers across Financial Services, Telecommunications, Higher Education, Government, Retail and Utilities as an Account leader before being promoted to management. With over 18 years of IT & IT security industry experience, Nam is passionate about bringing positive change through providing a superior customer experience at all interactions.”

Trinity McNicol, Team Leader Data Strategy and Governance, University of Queensland

Trinity McNicol is the Team Leader of the Data Strategy and Governance team within Information Technology Services at The University of Queensland (UQ). Trinity has a holistic, systems-based approach to solving problems, considering how all the "pieces of the puzzle" (various perspectives, experiences, challenges, priorities and values) fit together to achieve the desired goal.

Shelley Mills, Project Manager Data Strategy and Governance, University of Queensland

Shelly is the Cyber Security Improvements Program Coordinator at The University of Queensland (UQ) and the Vice-chair of the Queensland branch of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA). Shelly brings a non-traditional background, with university qualifications in Ecology and Public Relations, demonstrating the alternate pathways and options for career change that can be taken to enter the field of cyber security. She has been working in cyber security and data governance at UQ for the past three and a half years, where her roles have spanned project management, change management, business analyst and Data Strategy and Governance Team Leader. Previous to this, she worked in the Library and in Communications at Griffith University. She is passionate about engendering positive change around cyber security culture and awareness, and supporting her local cyber security community via her volunteer work with AISA. 

Richard Mogg, Executive Director,  Cybermindz

Richard Mogg is the Executive Director of, a not-for-profit supporting the mental health and optimal performance of cybersecurity professionals. Richard's first career was 30 years as an Australian Army Officer. He led teams and transformation programs during peace-keeping operations, disaster response, counter-insurgency and conflict resolution operations - in East Timor, Iraq, Afghanistan, the United States, Australia and the South Pacific.  During his military career, he explored various resilience and well-being techniques to maintain balance, manage stress and optimise performance. Richard is passionate about sharing his experience to help others enhance self-awareness and emotional intelligence, recover from trauma, achieve optimal performance and well-being both individually and as a team. He has post-graduate qualifications in: Business Management, Strategy and Logistics.  He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the United States Army Command and General Staff College. Richard is an Integrative Restoration (iRest) teacher, registered meditation teacher, accredited conflict management coach and dispute mediator.

Andrew Morgan, CISO, LaTrobe University

Andrew started his professional career in Victoria Police holding a number of investigative roles where he specialised in the investigation and disruption of organised crime gangs involved in the importation of illegal drugs, weapons and people, large scale fraud and money laundering as well as violent crimes such as home invasions, kidnapping, serious assaults and murder.Since leaving the police force, Andrew has worked in a variety of roles across many industries.  He has been a Corporate Regulator with ASIC, held investigative and audit roles with both Westpac and NAB.  He then moved into the professional services arena where he held senior roles at Deloitte, PPB (now part of PwC), his own boutique firm and finally as a partner with BDO in Melbourne.  All of these roles were in the forensic risk consulting, fraud, corruption and misconduct as forensic technology areas.In 2015, Andrew joined nbn to create a security investigations and forensics capability.  Andrew rotated through a number of roles and functions and finished his time at nbn as the General Manager leading the Cyber Defence, Security investigations, Intelligence, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Management capabilities.In 2021, Andrew took up a role at La Trobe University as the inaugural Chief Information Security Officer where he has had a baptism of fire in the higher education sector.

Hiten Parmar, Strategic Account Director, Mimecast

Originally from the UK, Hiten has spent the past two decades in the ICT industry across a variety of roles with leading organisations including VMware and Dell EMC.The last 7 years has seen him specialise in the Data Protection and Cybersecurity arena supporting some of Australia’s largest and most complex organisations, safeguard their data in the cloud.Hiten currently serves as the Strategic Account Director at Mimecast. In this role he is responsible for mapping the long-term technology strategy and roadmap for Mimecast’s largest customers in the ANZ region, including many Universities, to ensure that the continued innovation at Mimecast supports these customers on their cyber resilience journey.Having spent several years delivering cyber capability within the Higher Education sector, Hiten has been able to share lessons learned in a continued effort to support and promote industry best practice.

Karl Sellman, Deputy Director Information Strategy and Technology Services, University of South Australia

Karl Sellmann is the Deputy Director of the University’s centralised Information Strategy and Technology Services unit and is responsible for the strategic leadership of the University of South Australia’s ICT infrastructure, cyber security and the delivery of ICT services for researchers. Karl also works as a lecturer for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academic Unit, teaching industry relevant skills within the IT Masters programs.  As the University’s Chief Information Security Officer, Karl is responsible for providing a safe and secure digital environment for students, staff and community members.  Originally starting his career in engineering, Karl moved into software development working both around different states in Australia and internationally with a number of high-profile organisations, before moving into the international defence sector.  Karl came back to Adelaide to work within an ICT consulting / software development startup. In his capacity as General Manager AsiaPac, Karl helped develop the company become an international organisation while working with some of the largest national and international retail organisations.  Karl commenced with the University in 2007, originally to help lead transformational change through key software systems projects, but then moved into leading the strategic direction of infrastructure and cyber security. Karl is the chairperson of the Australasian Higher Education Cyber Security Services (AHECS) partnership between the Australian Access Federation (AAF), Australian’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet), the Australian Cyber Emergency Response Team (AusCERT), the Council of Australasian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) and the Research Education Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ) to collectively and proactively help to safeguard the intellectual property and reputation of Australasia’s universities.

Joseph Sweeney, Advisor IBRS

Dr. Joseph Sweeney is an IBRS advisor specialising in the areas of workforce transformation and the future of work, including; workplace strategies, end-user computing, collaboration, workflow and low code development, data-driven strategies, policy, and organisational cultural change. He is the author of IBRS’s Digital Workspaces methodology. He is also deeply engaged in the education sector. Joseph was awarded the University of Newcastle Medal in 2007 for his studies in Education, and his doctorate, granted in 2015, was based on research into Australia’s educational ICT policies for student device deployments.